Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
327 Odlin Rd.
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: (207) 945-0111
Fax: (207) 942-8856
Fun for the whole family is available at this amusement park that features 36 challenging miniature golf holes, a ten cage batting facility with both fast and slow pitch softball, Indy-style go karts on a 1/4 mile, high banked track, large game room, and a half acre trout pond where you can feed the five pound rainbow brook trout.
The city of Bangor in Maine claims to be the birthplace of Paul Bunyan, North America's legendary lumberjack. Owing to this cultural heritage, the city boasts of one of the largest statues dedicated to the giant logger. Located on Main Street, in the downtown area, the impressive statue towers about 31 feet (9.44 meters) high and is said to weigh about 3,700 pounds (1678.29 kilograms). Unveiled in 1959, the fiberglass structure was designed by J. Normand Martin. Even today, the huge comical figure welcomes visitors into the city, giving them ample photo opportunities and functions as a major attraction and landmark in Bangor.
One of the districts oldest standpipes, the Thomas Hill Standpipe is still active today. Built in 1897, the standpipe has been used since to help regulate Bangor’s water pressure in the downtown area as well as provide a means of water storage for emergencies. The standpipe stands at 110 feet (33 meters) in height and 85 feet (25 meters) in diameter and is able to house up a large capacity of water. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also a designated American Water Landmark.
Located in the heart of down town Bangor, the Columbia Street Baptist Church is a landmark in the area. The church has been an integral part of the community since 1845, and plays an important part in the religious and social life of the community. A haven of peace and tranquillity, the church's interior has several interesting features like intricate stained glass, the Estey pipe organ and the lovely painting in the baptistery. Besides worship services, the church has an extensive library as well as a soup kitchen and a Celebrate Recovery program. Service in the main church is held on Sunday 10.15am, while Evening service at 6pm takes place in the Mansion and Wednesday prayer chapel is at 6pm. For additional details, visit the website.
All Souls Congregational Church was built in the Gothic style during the early 20th Century. The building is constructed to resemble a Latin cross horizontally and its exteriors exhibit intricate stonework. A tall green steeple towers the Gothic building, which is replete with beautiful buttresses, arched doors and a portico. The main elements of interest are the heavy oak door, amber glass lancets, the 15th-century Lectern Lamp with Arabic inscription, the baptismal font made of oak and 26 stained glass windows. Besides religious services like sermons and prayer meetings, it actively encourages choirs and boasts of the Möller pipe organ constructed by one of the largest manufacturers in the world. Its Youth and Senior choirs render soulful hymns and carols during special occasions.
Since 1835, the gothic church on French street has been a center of spiritual learning and worship for the local community in Bangor. A part of the Episcopal Church of America, the St. John Episcopal Church is known for it's traditional services and it's wonderful choir. Sunday service is held at 8am and 10am, while on weekdays Prayer is at the Bethlehem chapel at 9am and 5.15pm. Besides this the various ministries of the church are involved in the local community from youth programs to outreach programs; believing service is as essential as worship for spiritual growth and a truly Christian way of life.
The Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor enjoys a position of significance not only in the city but also the entire nation as the second oldest garden cemeteries. Designed and established by Charles Bryant in 1834, which was interestingly the same year that Bangor was deemed a city, it is located on Outer State Street. Although situated amongst beautiful surroundings, the cemetery was, interestingly, used to shoot major portions of the 1988 horror flick Pet Sematary.
One of New England’s premier universities, the University of Maine offers an encouraging, inviting, and stimulating environment for a wholesome education. Offering an extensive undergraduate and undergraduate program, the university focuses equally on the academic and non-academic aspects of student life. Do see the website to know more.
Celebrated arboretum and botanical garden, the Fay Hyland Botanical Plantation is situated across the Stillwater River, located near the University of Maine. The gardens span over a vast land cover of 10 acres (four hectares). The arboretum was created in 1934, and has been named as homage to Fay Hyland. These gardens comprise of native plants as well as from across the world. The historic garden is open to the general public on a daily basis.
The renowned Edith Path House is a monumental house, precisely located at College Avenue. The historic house functions to honor the life, works and the legacy of eminent scientist and educator, Dr. Edith Marion Path. This structure was incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
Carver Memorial Library is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays until 1:00 p.m.